green chemistry

Senior Writer, Planet Forward
What an incredibly strong and flexible material, a fraction of the weight of steel, and can be created by removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere?
The safety issues of traditional lithium-ion batteries are well-documented: corrosion, toxic chemicals, and even fires and explosions. A new electrolyte material looks to put an end to these hazards; it's constructed out of non-corrosive and non-... Read More
When our phones are about to die, what do we do? We charge the battery! But what if we had something more efficient than a battery? This research team from Northeastern University is working on a portable fuel cell that converts chemical energy... Read More
How can we make flame retardants--normally environmentally unfriendly substances--into sustainable products? Researchers from the University of Massachusetts-Lowell discuss their work for the U.S. Armed Forces.
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The same chemicals we use in shampoo and conditioner could capture CO2 from power plant smokestacks and help limit climate change.
The Centers for Disease Control says 93% of us have Bisphenol-A in our bodies. From the linings of food and soda cans to eyeglasses, water bottles and dental sealants, billions of pounds of this petroleum-based chemical are used to strengthen... Read More